Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Eli is turning 3

Just so you know - I survived the grant application and the 2 audit's today. Whew - I am glad they are over. I think I stressed a bit too much, it turned out just great.
I got Atlanta Bread Company for the group. I actually used $100 in complaint money I had received from them. Let me preface this by saying I don't complain to businesses, ever, really. So this was way out of the ordinary for me. But two weeks in a row we ordered soup and sandwiches for our support group and they gave us all knives and no spoons. Kind of embarrassing. So I called to let them know. As a token, they gave me $100 in gift cards for their goods. So I called yesterday I ordered two boxes of coffee - a baker's dozen of muffins and a baker's dozen of bagels. And ironically - they got the order wrong. Best I can figure - I asked for assorted, so the kid wrote down 4 - banana, 4 chocolate chip, 4 cranberry and 5 oatmeal - so that is 17, not 13. So they actually charged me for the extra - 4, because that is what was written on the paper. The poor manager looked a bit frazzled, and I didn't have the heart to complain again... If it is any consolation - it was yummy.

More importantly, Isaac is feeling better. Still wheezing a bit, but much better.

So, on to better, more important things! Tomorrow Eli will turn three! I can't believe. Time has gone so fast. Tonight my mom and I made a Lightening McQueen cake for him.

Don't worry, we aren't going to quit our day jobs, but considering our skill set - I think the cake turned out pretty good. Eli was impressed, and I think he is the only one that matters :)!

Just Kidding - we had just started...

Not so bad, huh? The cake pan has all of these nice contours and lines to help you decorate. Although the first thing they tell you to do is cover the whole thing in white icing, which covers up all of the very nice contours - so we basically had to free hand it. They did provide two pictures to help us - one was 2 x 2 inches (even for 30 year old eyes that is TOO SMALL) and the other was backwards. A man must have prepared it.
The best news is.... It only took 2 hours. Isaac's airplane and Eli's train took us FOUR hours each!!!

We also made some Isaac friendly allergy-free cupcakes.

So, most of our immediate family will be joining us for dinner tonight! Fun times!
Happy Birthday Eli!!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

A good week

So it is Monday and I have already worked about thirty hours and I am TIRED!!!! What a week we have ahead! I had a grant due today, and I have two site visit audits on Wednesday. One is a financial audit. I am not going to lie - I am a bit freaked out about it. On Thursday Eli is turning 3!!!! I can't believe it! So we have a bunch of family coming over. On Friday we are heading to Tennessee for Thanksgiving with some of John's family. It is one of those weeks that really needs to go perfectly for everything to get done.
So what would make this week clearly awesome? For the kids to get sick of course! Eli was a bit under the weather this weekend, but not to be out done Isaac is full fledge sick! Right now he is passed out in his room. He was breathing so hard and fast today it sounded like he had run a marathon. The nurse gave him a breathing treatment (which is litterally 5 minutes of hell), gave him two steroid shots and tested him for RSV. The nurse swore that the RSV test would be the worst thing, I mentioned that the breathing treatments were pretty rough. I think she thought I was an idiot until we were both sweating trying to wrestle this little pig to keep the air mask on his face. He screamed like a girl for 5 minutes straight - yes we were that family in the doctor's office today. Despite the torture I think Isaac is feeling better.
I think I will eat some chocolate tonight! I need/deserve/want it :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Isaac is well on his way to 2. I thought I would share his shenanigans...

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Yes count them - 1, 2, 3, 4. This is the number of hours the boys slept this afternoon for their nap. FOUR HOURS!!! When they woke up they ran up and down the hallway for 30 minutes straight. I asked Isaac if he was trying to burn up stored energy - he said "yeah" as he roadrunnered by.

The boys got their hair cut yesterday. Isaac, our normally quite, shy child was in rare form - and that is an understatement. We had to wait nearly 45 minutes so the boys were entertaining themseles with toys we brought, a motorcycle and an airplane. A poor unsuspecting 20 year old girl was standing up talking to a friend when Isaac ran towards her with the motorcycle and goosed her. That is right - goosed her with a motorcycle. She was a little shocked, we were a little mortified.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Election is Over..

Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
Romans 13:1

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween

Eli and Isaac enjoyed the craziness of Halloween last night. Although Isaac refused to smile for any pictures - I guess he was a tough guy cowboy. Though the mustache made Eli's costume he was less than excited about it and cried for about 15 minutes wanting us to take it off. Finally we convinced him to leave it on until he saw Nana, Pops, Uncle Kevin, and AJ. At their house he insisted that we take it off. Se we rubbed just enough to convince him it was gone. So all night everyone was commenting on his cool stache to which he replied ALL NIGHT - "no no I don't have a mustache it's all gone. Mom and Dad took it off." Poor kid, parent's that lie...